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Katharine Cornell

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Katharine Cornell

American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1893.

Countries: United States (44%), United Kingdom (16%), New York (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: George Bernard Shaw, Guthrie McClintic, Antony and Cleopatra

Linked to: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Baylor University, Smith College, Princeton University

 

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Katharine Cornell was born in 1893 add something


1915

In 1915, her mother died, leaving her enough money to be independent, and she left for New York add something


1919

In 1919, she went with the Bonstelle company to London to play Jo in a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" add something


1921

Her first real Broadway role came by playing the female role of Sydney Fairfield in "A Bill of Divorcement" in 1921 add something

 

She married Guthrie McClintic on September 8, 1921, in her aunt's summer home in Cobourg, Ontario, Ontario, Canada add something


1925

Cornell's next role was to play Iris March in "The Green Hat", a romance by Michael Arlen in 1925 add something


1926

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, has a 1926 full length portrait of Cornell by artist Eugene Speicher in her role as Candida add something


1927

She starred in "The Letter" by W. Somerset Maugham as Leslie Crosby, the woman who kills her lover, in 1927 add something

 

W. Somerset Maugham - Later, he asked that Katharine Cornell play the lead in the 1927 Broadway version

 

Brian Aherne - Aherne reappeared in London at the Strand in March 1927 again as Langford in "White Cargo" and continued on the London stage in a succession of plays until late 1930 when he went to America, making his first appearance on the New York stage at the Empire Theatre in New York on 9 February 1931, playing Robert Browning in Rudolph Besier's play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" opposite Katharine Cornell


1928

In 1928, Cornell played the lead role of the Countess Ellen Olenska in a dramatized version of Edith Wharton's novel "The Age of Innocence" add something


1930

The gallery possess a 1930 life mask by Karl Illava, an undated drawing of her as Elizabeth Barrett by Louis Lupas, and two sculptures by Anna Glenny Dunbar from 1930 add something

 

S. N. Behrman - In the 1930s and 1940s, he was considered one of Broadway's leading authors of "high comedy", and wrote for such stars as Ina Claire, Katharine Cornell, Jane_Cowl, and the acting team of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne


1931

Katharine Cornell's most famous role was as English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the 1931 Broadway production of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" add something

 

The play opened in first in Cleveland, Buffalo before reaching New York in January 1931 add something


1932

Her success in "Lucrece" landed her on the cover of "Time Magazine" on December 26, 1932 add something


1933

Additionally, it has a pastel portrait by William Cotton from 1933 add something

 

It was published by Robert McBride & Co., New York, 1933 add something

 

Orson Welles - In 1933, he toured in three off-Broadway productions with Katharine Cornell's company, including two roles in Romeo and Juliet.


1934

The production opened in December 1934, and, as usual, the reviews were glowing add something

 

Basil Rathbone - He continued his stage career in England, returning late in 1934 to the US, where he appeared with Katharine Cornell in several plays

 

Brian Aherne - He was back in London in 1934 but returned that year to New York, where he appeared in December at the Martin Beck Theatre as Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet", with Katharine Cornell


 

Additionally, she was honored with the first New York Drama League award in 1935 for her performance as Juliet add something

 

In 1935, when the University of Buffalo was still a private institution, she was awarded the Chancellor's Medal of the University add something

 

"Romeo and Juliet" closed on February 23, 1935, and two nights later, the production company revived "The Barretts of Wimpole Street", and Burgess Meredith was given his first prominent Broadway role add something

 

Burgess Meredith - He received acclaim playing in the 1935 revival of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" starring Katharine Cornell


1936

Opened in 1936, the play received mixed reviews, and many bad ones, but Cornell was nonetheless respected for taking any role and twisting it to make it her own add something

 

The play closed in the spring of 1936 only because the production company had already contracted to produce Maxwell Anderson's "The Wingless Victory" add something

 

St. Joan opened on March 9, 1936, and Burns Mantle wrote that the triumph belonged to two maids, "the Maid of Domrémy, France, and the Maid of Buffalo, N.Y." John Anderson of the New York Journal wrote, "Before there is any haggling, let it be said that it is Shaw's greatest play and that Miss Cornell is superb in it add something

 

Maxwell Anderson - His play "Wingless Victory" was written in verse and premiered in 1936 with actress Katharine Cornell in the lead role

 

Tad Mosel - Mosel's interest in theater began in 1936 when he saw Katharine Cornell on Broadway in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan"


1937

The last production in New York had been in 1937 with Tallulah Bankhead in the lead, and it was no success add something

 

In March 1937, The Chi Omega Sorority's National Achievement award was given to her by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt at a White House reception add something

 

Flush, the spaniel that played the part of Flush in "Barretts", died in July 1937 add something


1939

Cornell wrote her own memoir published in 1939 entitled "I Always Wanted to be an Actress", published by Random House add something

 

It was published by Random House in 1939 add something

 

The play opened on April 17, 1939 and became the third biggest money maker for Cornell, and the second production to gross over a million dollars add something

 

Laurence Olivier - In 1939, Olivier starred in a production of No Time for Comedy, by S.N. Behrman in a Katharine Cornell production with them both in leading roles.

 

Gene Kelly - In 1939, he was selected to be part of a musical revue "One for the Money" produced by the actress Katharine Cornell, who was known for finding and hiring talented young actors.


 

Clark University, Ithaca College and Princeton awarded degrees in the 1940s, and Baylor University, Middlebury College and Kenyon College awarded theirs in the 1950s add something

 

Starting in the 1940s, however, she began to collect tributes from various theatrical organization and colleges and universities, which bestowed her with honorary degrees and awards add something

 

Ruth Gordon - Gordon's Broadway acting appearances in the 1940s included Iris in Paul Vincent Carroll's "The Strings, My Lord, Are False" and Natasha in Katharine Cornell and Guthrie McClintic's revival of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters", as well as leading roles in her own plays, "Over Twenty-One" and "The Leading Lady"


1941

The play opened in 1941 in San Francisco , just one week before Pearl Harbor, and was the only show not cancelled, despite numerous blackouts add something

 

Raymond Massey - Also in 1941, Massey starred in George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma", opposite Katharine Cornell, opening just one week before Pearl Harbor

 

Gregory Peck - His stage career started in 1941 when he played the secretary in a Katharine Cornell production of George Bernard Shaw's play The Doctor's Dilemma.


1942

The play opened in Washington in December 1942, and no one expected it to be much of a financial success add something

 

Cornell was featured for the second time on the cover of "Time" magazine on December 21, 1942, with Judith Anderson and Ruth Gordon add something


1944

The tour opened in Santa Maria, a small town 15 miles north of Naples , in 1944 add something

 

The company eventually played for six months, from August 1944 to January 1945, throughout Italy, including stops in Rome , Florence and Siena add something


1946

In 1946, Cornell chose Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra", which opened at the Hanna Theater in Cleveland, a difficult role for which she was ideally suited add something

 

Cornell revived "Candida" for the fifth and last time in April 1946, with Marlon Brando playing the role of the young Marchbanks add something

 

Eli Wallach - He played a role in a tour of "Antony and Cleopatra," produced by the actress Katharine Cornell in 1946

 

Cedric Hardwicke - In 1946, he starred opposite Katharine Cornell as King Creon in her production of Jean Anouilh's adaptation of the Greek tragedy "Antigone"

 

Tony Randall - In 1946, he was cast as one of the brothers in a touring production of Katharine Cornell's revival of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"


1948

Charlton Heston - In 1948, they went back to New York where Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Katharine Cornell.


1949

Kirk Douglas - Douglas made his Broadway debut in 1949 in the Anton Chekhov play "The Three Sisters," produced by Katharine Cornell.


1950

By the end of the 1950s, the C. & M.C production company was finished add something


1951

Additionally, the State University of New York at Buffalo holds a portrait of Cornell painted by surrealist Salvador Dalí dated 1951 add something

 

In 1951, Cornell played the lead in Somerset Maugham's comedy, "The Constant Wife" for a summer festival in Colorado add something


1953

In 1953, Cornell found a suitable role in "The Prescott Proposals", about a United States Delegate to the United Nations add something

 

Tyrone Power - Also in 1953, actress and producer Katharine Cornell cast Power as her love interest in "The Dark is Light Enough", a verse drama by British dramatist Christopher Fry


1954

She did find time in 1954 to be the narrator for the film "The Unconquered", the lifestory of her friend Helen Keller add something


1955

Although Cornell was constantly performing, she took a three year absence while she recovered from a lung operation from 1955 to 1958 add something

 

Marian Winters - In 1955, she played the part of Gelda in Katharine Cornell's production of "The Light is Dark Enough, a verse drama by Christopher Fry


1956

On April 2, 1956, NBC TV broadcast of a production of "Barretts" with Anthony Quayle in the role of Robert Browning add something


1957

It was broadcast on NBC on March 17, 1957 add something


1958

The play toured in Tel Aviv in 1958 add something


 

Cornell was awarded a medal 'for good speech on the stage" by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received a citation as Woman of the Year by the American Friends of the Hebrew University in 1959 add something


1961

The Smithsonian Institution holds a bronze bust of Cornell from 1961 by artist Malvina Hoffman add something

 

Guthrie died on October 29, 1961 of a lung hemorrage, shortly after the couple had celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary add something


1963

The foundation was dissolved in 1963, distributing its assets to the Museum of Modern Art , Cornell University's theater department, and the Actor's Fund of America add something


1973

For her 80th birthday party in 1973, an assistant put together a tape of birthday greetings from Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Ralph Richardson, among many other actors whom she had known add something


Katharine Cornell died in 1974 add something

 

On January 10, 1974, she received the American National Theater and Academy's National Artist award for 'her incomparable acting ability" and for "having elevated the theater throughout the world add something

 

The Katharine Cornell-Guthrie McClintic Room was dedicated in April 1974 at the New York Public Library's Theatre Collection at Lincoln Center add something

 

Cornell died on June 9, 1974, in Tisbury, Massachusetts , aged 81 add something

 

She died of pneumonia on June 9, 1974 at the Barn in Tisbury, Massachusetts, and is buried next to the Association Hall that she had restored and was subsequently named in her honor add something


2010

The play ran during the summer of 2010 at Lincoln Center and starred Kate Burton as Cornell add something

 

Kate Burton (actress) - She played the role of actress Katharine Cornell in "The Grand Manner" during the summer of 2010 at Lincoln Center in New York


2011

In Buffalo, the play was produced by the Kavinoky Theatre in May 2011 add something